Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

(What is this?) | Download the original typescript

DARR, GEORGE -- On applying for land in Robertson's Colony, January 30, 1836 Mr. Darr stated that he was 29 years of age and had arrived in Texas in 1829. He did not secure the land. In the Headright Certificate issued to him for a league and labor of land February 8, 1838 by the Board of land Commissioners for Washington County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1830.

Mr. Darr was issued Donation Certificate No. 1007, January 28, 184O for 640 acres of Land for having participated in the storming and capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835. He was a member of Captain Henry Teal's Company of Regulars at San Jacinto. On page 143 of the army rolls in the General Land Office he is listed as a member of Captain Teal's Company August 31, 1836 and is shown as having enlisted in the army January 14, 1836. On page 149 he is shown as a member of Captain Jacob Snively's Company October 31, 1836. On August 15, 1849 he received Bounty Certificate No. 537 for 1280 acres of land for having served in the army from January 14, 1836 to May 18, 1837. The land was surveyed in Burleson County.

The Probate Records of Burleson County show that Mr. Darr died in that county in 1858, survived by his widow, Mrs. Kitty Ann Darr, and the following minor children: Eliza Jane, Sarah, Hiram, and George S. Darr.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Andrew Briscoe

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Darrl
  • Date of Birth: 1807
  • Came to Texas: 1829
  • Date of Death: 1858
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Comments: May have fought in U.S.-Mexican War
  • Bounty Certificate: 537
  • Wife: Kitty Ann Darr
  • Children: Eliza Jane Darr; Sarah Darr; Hiram Darr; George S. Darr